Robbery is when a person uses violence or threats to take something from you in a public place, such as on the street.
The way you experience and react to being a victim of robbery will be personal to you and your situation. Robbery is classed as a violent crime and even if no injury has occurred the threat of violence can be very distressing. Common reactions may include:
- feeling upset, sad and unsafe;
- being frightened to go out in public;
- feeling constantly on edge;
- feeling guilty; and
- having difficulty sleeping.
Who can I talk to?
Speaking to an independent person can be a good way to help process your feelings.
The Victim Care Service team is trained in offering support to people who have experienced robbery and this can include practical support to help you feel safer.